11 principals held for cheating
With the arrest of 14 persons, including three principals of Patna-based high schools, and eight of different Sanskrit Schools, the State Vigilance Bureau has unearthed a big racket in evaluation of answerbooks of the Madhyama Examination, 2007.
The arrested principals acted as Centre Superintendents at the evaluation centres.
The Madhyama Examination was held in April and the results were declared in June. During investigation, the Vigilance Bureau detected large-scale irregularities in declaration of results of students even without their registration, tampering of marks in the tabulation register and appointment of examiners without ascertaining their eligibility.
However, the more startling detection was that of the total 18 lakh answerbooks of 2.30 lakh examinees, 3 lakh answerbooks were not evaluated even though examiners were paid, said ADG (Vigilance) Neelmani.
Again, there were answerbooks which carried marks on the cover page though the answers were not evaluated. Instead of standard marks foils, non-standard marks foils were used to fill up marks arbitrarily.
Enter your email to get our daily newsletter in your inbox
- The DGP said the police had got some important clues after interrogating several persons and is expecting to work the case out, soon. The DGP also said that contract killers were employed to kill Rupesh Kumar.
- The use of EVMs in rural polls in Bihar is going to take place for the first time but many other states, namely Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala, have used voting machines for panchayat polls held in the last few years.
- LIC policy was soled to the Afghan national based on forged documents. Besides the birth certificate, proof of residence and a photograph are needed to open an insurance policy with the LIC.
- A police team led by the district intelligence unit (DIU) in-charge, Santosh Kumar Verma, cracked the case.
- As many as 18,122 beneficiaries out of a target of 29,240 across 301 session sites got the first dose of the vaccine in Bihar on Saturday.
- 35-year-old Babu was the first to receive the jab among 4.64 lakh healthcare workers in Bihar on Saturday.
- Kumar on Friday while speaking to reporters lost his cool at those who questioned him regarding the state of law and order in Bihar citing the death of IndiGo Patna station manager Rupesh Singh.
- Congress workers raised slogan against the Central government over its reluctance to repeal the farm laws, which protesting farmers fear would make them vulnerable to exploitation by big corporates.
- Amit Kumar, an ambulance driver at the IGIMS, would be the second to be vaccinated.
- Kumar attacked the Opposition led by RJD and suggested that they should look at the crime record when they were in power in Bihar.
- The survivor was gang raped and her eyes were damaged by the accused so that she is not able to identify the culprits
- Nagi-Nakti bird sanctuary has been selected for this event because of its uniqueness. Apart from the dense deciduous forests, moram land and variety of birds and animals, there’s unique rock formation in the area.
- The police searched the truck and were shocked to see that over 500 cartons of branded liquor were being smuggled under the name of mustard oil brands.